IMHO: A Prospective Perspective

Plan sponsors (and advisers) who think the Pension Protection Act’s automatic enrollment safe harbor represents an easy solution to disappointing participation rates may have another “think″ coming, according to the findings of recent industry data—Including PLANSPONSOR’s own 2006 Defined Contribution Survey.

Retirement Assets Continue Growth in 2006

Retirement assets reached $16.4 trillion at the end of 2006, with lifecycle and lifestyle continuing their popularity, but lifecycle funds gathered a larger percentage of retirement plan assets.

CA Firm Launches 12 CIF Offerings

401kDIRECT Network has introduced nine individual ETF collective investment funds (CIF) and three (Conservative, Balanced,&Growth) ETF CIF Strategy Portfolios that will be available to qualified plans.

ETF Assets Increase 5% in April

The assets in U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) climbed 5% during April, with International and Specialty ETFs making the biggest leap.

T. Rowe Price Expands Adviser Web Site

T. Rowe Price unveiled an expanded financial intermediary Web site that provides streamlined access to institutional investment content and educational resources designed for client use.

Plans Important for Small Biz Success

About half of small business employees (49%) who now belong to a workplace retirement plan say they would stay away from a potential employer not offering such a program, according to a new Fidelity Investments survey.